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Jason Arnold Designer in Residence

Jason Arnold has been working as a professional lighting designer for more than a decade. He earned a BA from Vassar College in 1995, and an MFA in Theatre Design from Brandeis University in 1998.Afte

  jasona@american.edu

Cara Gabriel Assistant Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Cara Gabriel has worked as a theatre practitioner throughout Vermont, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and the Washington, DC, area. Directing credits at American University include Thoroughly Modern Mil

  cgabriel@american.edu

  (202) 885-3410

Caleen Jennings Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general educati

  cjennin@american.edu

  (202) 885-3430

Karl Kippola Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and d

  kippola@american.edu

  (202) 885-3464

Gail Mardirosian Associate Professor Emerita

Gail Humphries Mardirosian focuses on the arts in the international arena and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Prague, CZ and a Likhachev Fellow to St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also guest lec

  ghumphr@american.edu

  (202) 885-3880

Carl Menninger Assistant Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Carl Menninger holds a master's degree from Emerson College and a bachelor's from Northwestern University. He is a writer, director and playwright and co-author of Minding the Edge: Strategies for a S

  menninge@american.edu

  (202) 885-3414

Meghan Raham Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Meghan Raham is a Set and Costume Designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: Pike St (Woolly Mammoth Theater), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Ford's

  raham@american.edu

  (202) 885-3468

Sybil Williams Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Sybil R. Williams has spent the past twelve years cultivating her craft as a playwright and dramaturg. Her work has been professionally produced by Chicago’s ETA Creative Arts Theatre; New York’s Nati

  sroberts@american.edu

  (202) 885-3482

Robert Williams Fight Choreographer in Residence CAS - Performing Arts

Robb Hunter (Williams) holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from The Virginia Commonwealth University, a BA in Theatre from Radford University and is a Certified Teacher for the Society of American Fight

  robertw@american.edu

  (202) 885-3441

Isaiah Wooden Assistant Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Isaiah M. Wooden is a director-dramaturg and Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at American University (AU). He received his A.B. in Government from Georgetown University and earned his Ph.D. in T

  wooden@american.edu

  (202) 885-2773